US Sends E-2D Advanced Hawkeye to Japan

US Sends E-2D Advanced Hawkeye to Japan 8 January, 2017

US Navy, trying to rebalance Asia- Pacific, announced that its newest airborne early warning and control aircraft, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, will join the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) as part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 in Japan in February 2017.

The E-2D is the latest variant of the long-running E-2 Hawkeye series of aircraft, which employs long-range radar and electronic communications capabilities to oversee the battlespace and detect threats beyond the sensor range of other friendly units.  US Navy flies with E-2C currently.


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